“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.”
Psalms 111:10 NKJV
What is wisdom and how do we acquire it. On multiple occasions the Bible tells us that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Wisdom is birthed in that place where you reverence God. To truly reverence God, you must first know Him. You can’t reverence and idea or rumour, reverential knowledge of God comes by experience. When you have experienced God and you begin to acknowledge His power, His goodness, His love, His knowledge wisdom begins.
When you revenue the Lord you seek to please Him and wisdom is the desire to walk with God. Wisdom is forsaking all that does not please God. So wisdom begins when you desire to take the godly path.
Wisdom therefore spends its time seeking out God’s face, getting to know Him, keeping His word, being obedient, fleeing from sin.
there first time wisdom is mentioned in the Bible is in Deuteronomy 4;
Deuteronomy 4:5-6 NKJV
it talks of wisdom as evident in obedience. Often the first thought of wisdom is being able to discern the best thing to do. But it reaches beyond that to action, choosing to do God’s will and follow His guidance at all points.
“How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who keeps his way preserves his soul.”
Proverbs 16:16-17 NKJV
Wisdom, flees from evil, wisdom is more precious than gold or silver. Why? Because wisdom will preserve you.
“Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; A crown of glory she will deliver to you.””
Proverbs 4:8-9 NKJV
But how do we acquire wisdom? Time in His presence, time in the Word, through obedience, but also by asking in faith. Asking in alignment with the Word and trusting that He truly will freely give.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.”
James 1:5-6 NKJV